Heavy on sports this month. Makes sense since this is the High Holy season for Christians and sports fans.
Person—Cyrus Habib. From my local paper, The Daily Olympian.
At just 31 years old, state Rep. Cyrus Habib has mastered skills to bypass the limitations of his disability, and that has allowed him to trace a remarkable life trajectory. At age 8, he completely lost his eyesight to cancer but nonetheless went on to become a black belt in karate, a jazz pianist, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, an editor of the law review at Yale and an attorney at a prestigious Seattle-based firm. Now he’s Washington state’s first blind lawmaker in decades, and his life story is in many ways reflected in the policies he’s now championing.
Social scientific finding. The charity gap.